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Old 09-25-2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Hi there. I have been in this hobby for 12 years and this tank was set up 6 years ago, I have had my Oscars for 2 years and the Jacks for 8 months. All the other fish were intoduced 2 weeks ago and are all doing very well.



Stock list is:
2 Albino Oscars - 6"
2 Jack Dempseys - 6" and 5"
1 Gold Severum - 4"
1 Geophagus - 3"
1 Frontosa - 3"
1 Featherfin Synodontis - 5"

Filtered with two Aquaclear 70s and heated with 2x 200w and 1x 300w Fluval heaters

I just did a major cleaning of all my ornaments and plants and rearranged everything (excuse the cloudy water). I am thinking of changing the gravel for pool filter sand.

What does everyone think? Thanks
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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That tank is large enough for the two oscars, and that's about it.

What is the nitrate concentration?
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:05 AM   #3
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That tank is large enough for the two oscars, and that's about it.
What is the nitrate concentration?
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Stocking has NOTHING to do with tank volume, it is all about water changes.
It is hovering around 30 ppm, should I be alarmed?
20% change every 5-7 days and my filters are full of Bio-Max biological media.

EDIT: I just tested the nitrate @ 20 ppm just to be sure.
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That means you are fine, for now. But as these guy start growing that won't last. Considering that oscars can hit 15" they will fill the tank on their own.
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